For several years we’ve been praying for the right timing and a good open door for Wilderness Ministry Institute to begin investing in young leaders in Latin and South America. This year we finally saw an opening to pursue in Costa Rica. Christian Camping International (CCI) has been developing a vibrant network of over 200 camps throughout Latin and South America. Just a few months ago, Ashley Denton was able to provide a training weekend for 40 youth workers from various regions of Latin America. WMI also subsidized 50 copies of his book, Christian Outdoor Leadership: Theology, Theory, and Practice, to be used in for training leaders as we build a partnership between CCI and WMI.
One of the great outcomes of WMI’s partnership with CCI Latin America will be a joint project in translating Ashley’s book into Spanish so it can be used as a resource for hundreds of Christian camps and outreach ministries in Central and South America. Project 54’s goal is to provide training and resources to indigenous youth workers as they seek to advance the Gospel through full spectrum youth work and adventure camping. We anticipate a significant increase in opportunities to partner with our friends in Latin America in 2012 and beyond!
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